|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Room 270, Level 2, 25B/C, Wally's Walk, Faculty of Arts
130cp at 1000 level or above OR (20cp in HIST or MHIS or POL or POIR or MHIX or POIX units at 2000 level)
What is history and how do historians practice their craft? What is the history of history and does it inform issues and debates in contemporary society? What skills does it teach us? Through the prism of historical literacy this unit explores the meanings, structures, methodologies and interpretive frames of historical thinking as well as the relationship between history and the public sphere. Drawing on knowledge and content from across the major students work individually and collectively on a set of big theoretical questions about history, historical practice and memory. The unit ennables students to understand and articulate how their historical literacy is an important attribute of their employability.
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Late Assessment Penalty - Unless a special consideration request has been submitted and approved, a penalty for lateness will apply - two marks our of 100 will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date and no assignment will be accepted more than seven days (incl.weekends) after the original submission deadline. No late submissions will be accepted for timed assessments - eg, quizzes and online tests.
|In class and online participation||20%||No||Across the semester|
|Debate/Presentation||20%||No||Weeks 11 and 12|
|Written Reflection||20%||No||Friday, 4 June, midnight|
|Individual Thesis||40%||No||Monday, 19th April, midnight|
Students will be required to prepare for each class by completing the compulsory readings. They will engage in group discussion in class, demonstrating effective, respectful listening and undertaking a number of short reflective written and oral collaborative exercises across the semester to track progress and engagement.
Students will make individual and group oral presentations based on their individual/group theses. These are to be 6-8 minutes in length.
Students will write a short, 800 word, reflection on historical understanding, drawing on the key themes of the unit.
Students will compose an extended written response to a debate/presentation topic. This will be a critical piece of writing, setting out an argument in depth and including three historical/historiographical examples to illustrate. This will then form the basis of a group debate presentation later in the semester.
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